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  • Canoeing on Loch Tay beside the Scottish Crannog Centre, Kenmore
    Canoeing on Loch Tay with a crannog in the background
  • The east end of Loch Earn at St Fillans
    The east end of Loch Earn at St Fillans
  • View from across Loch Leven from Kirkgate graveyard to towards Benarty Hill, Kinross
    View from across Loch Leven from Kirkgate graveyard to towards Benarty Hill, Kinross
  • Looking over a paddle at the bow of a Canadian canoe towards another canoe on Loch Tay
    Glide across the serene surface of Loch Tay in a Canadian canoe

One of the best ways to soak up the breathtaking natural beauty and tranquility of Perthshire is on a visit to one of its many from lochs which range from the vast Loch Tummel to smaller hill and moor lochs.


Enjoy gentle strolls along the shores of these peaceful stretches of water while keeping a look out for local wildlife, go fishing wild brown trout or hire a Canadian canoe or motor boat and spend the day out on the water

The magnificent Loch Tay is the largest of the region’s lochs and the deepest in Scotland. Perfect for sailing and other watersports, the loch is also home to the Scottish Crannog Centre, an authentic recreation of the Iron Age dwellings which once existed along its shores. Loch Rannoch is one the region’s largest and most recognised lochs. Overlooked by Schiehallion, the loch is abundant in brown and ferox trout as well as pike making it a popular destination for keen anglers.

More excellent fishing can be found at the Loch Tummel which also offers a great choice of walking and cycling routes. The Queen’s View, a magnificent vista which takes in Loch Tummel the peak of Schiehallion and Glen Coe on a clear day, is located high above its north shore. It is believed to take its name from Queen Isabella, the wife of the Robert the Bruce, who hunted in the area.

Some of the region’s smaller but attractive lochs include Loch Turret, situated just north of Crieff, and the Loch of Clunie located between Blairgowrie and Dunkeld, both of which offer scenic walking and cycling routes and birdwatching opportunities.

Take a look through the information listing below to learn more about the lochs in Perthshire.

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  1. Loch Rannoch




    Loch Rannoch

    Loch Rannoch is a loch in Perthshire around 20 miles (32 km) west of Pitlochry.

  2. Loch Tummel




    Blair Atholl

    Loch Tummel is a long narrow loch in Perthshire, 6 miles (9.6 km) west of Pitlochry.

  3. Loch Tay





    Loch Tay is a magnificent dark stretch of water, 15 miles (24 km) long and around 508 ft deep.


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